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Fat Cat is just a cat that is fat, without any narrative meaning or purpose. The majority of the examples are ZCE, only listing character names and the work those characters appea in, without any further explanation (barring some Word Cruft). Some examples show that the character is also a Fat Bastard, Fat Idiot, Fat Comic Relief, and especially Big Eater who happens to be a cat, but that's still not much to go by.
I propose we cut the page and work whatever stereotypes there are about fat cats into Cat Stereotype.
Wick Check (for 72 wicks):
A) No context beyond "the character is a fat cat" (44 examples).
B) The only context is that the fat cat is also a Big Eater (6 examples).
C) A character fits another trope from the High Fat Index and happens to be a cat (6 examples).
D) The cat's weight is discussed (5 examples):
E) The cat's weight is an actual plot point (3 examples):
F) Other context (7 examples):
G) Context that makes no sense for someone who does not know the work (1 example):
Edited by Snicka on Dec 29th 2019 at 9:43:08 PM
Wick check looks good, so opened for discussion.
Motion to euthanize...er I mean cut.
Edited by Berrenta on Jan 3rd 2020 at 9:46:15 AM
I think this can probably be rolled into the Cats Are Lazy trope, since they tend to go hand-in-hand (as a lazy cat does nothing but eat and sleep, thus getting, well, fat).
I'm all for reorganizing examples to better tropes where relevant.
For merge with Cats Are Lazy.
I have a fat cat. He likes to sit on chairs.
Merge with Cats Are Lazy.
Now that I think about it, merging into Cats Are Lazy sounds like a solid idea.
The merge is a good idea, but only for cats who are actually lazy. Some examples are not characterized by laziness, but rather villainy or gluttony. Still, those examples should just go under Fat Bastard and Big Eater.
That's a good amount of votes. Time to merge into Cats Are Lazy.
If anyone wants to pitch in regarding wicks, here you go So far, I only transferred one wick, the rest did not denote laziness. A couple, meanwhile, were cut down for other reasons or moved to another trope.
Edited by Berrenta on Jan 4th 2020 at 10:56:00 AM
Cleaned out the Main/ wicks, down to 134. Most I had to cut outright, as they were just potholed character names or "X is a Fat Cat".
Got some of the wicks, and I also had to torch some of them because this is a ZCE magnet that doesn't always overlap with Cats Are Lazy. Some wicks just turn "fat cat" into a wiki word.
Out of curiosity, what are we doing with on-page examples before we cut this or turn it into a redirect?
Edited by GastonRabbit on Jan 4th 2020 at 2:44:43 PM
Let's sort through them and cut any ZCEs while moving appropriate examples to other tropes as appropriate unless doing so would be redundant.
Sorry, I just have to share this, because I was cleaning and found this in The Room
I'm pretty sure Tropes Are Flexible doesn't go far enough that a fat dog counts as a fat cat.
lol, here's my own found gem from Formerly Fit:
Edited by WarJay77 on Jan 4th 2020 at 5:19:55 AM
There were only two salvageable on-page examples. One's a duplicate of a Lazy Neutered Pet example, and I moved the other to Cats Are Lazy. Anyway, the redirect is in place.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Jan 4th 2020 at 4:24:47 AM
Okay, one of the potholes was on WesternAnimation.Heathcliff And The Catillac Cats, as a character-name pothole in the image-caption. Dunno what we can change it to; it's now the only name without a pothole.
Sure, why not? The Protagonist it is.
Had a similar issue with a different work page that had the pothole in the caption.
I did find a replacement to use, though: the character was also listed as a Big Eater.
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How well does it match the trope?